Career success doesn’t just happen. It is the result of purposeful, methodical drive toward achieving your full potential. Your potential is unlimited and you can achieve your career expectations if you go about realizing your goals the right way. The main ingredient to achieving your career goals is to acknowledge that you’re in charge of your own destiny.

1. Setting clear, specific, written goals for self. Remember… be realistic.

  • Write down a description of the type of life you would like.
  • How much do you want to earn?
  • What do you want to do?
  • What kind of people do you want to work with?
  • What is your definition of success?
  • Write down obstacles that stand between you and your goal.
  • What can you do to start moving toward the realization of your goal?

2. Take full responsibility for your life and your future. Don’t make excuses or blame others for your shortcomings.

3. Become solution oriented. Look for better and faster ways of doing things. Ask yourself what you can do to move you towards your career goal.

4. Communicate your goals and objectives to others who may be able to help you. Ask for advice from successful people. Almost always they’ll be happy to oblige.

5. Make friends with successful people or people you admire. Stay away from negative losers. They’ll just drag you down with them.

6. Make excellence your motto. No matter what you do – do the best quality job you can.

7. Commit yourself to ongoing personal development. You can achieve your goals more easily if you develop yourself through reading, attending, workshops, courses and seminars.